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Explore Britain’s royal history on this 5.5-hour trip to Windsor Castle from London. Journey west by air-conditioned coach to the pretty town of Windsor, and head inside Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest occupied castle, to explore independently. See highlights such as the grandiose State Apartments and St George’s Chapel, the burial place of 10 sovereigns, including Henry VIII; and enjoy free time to amble around Windsor town. Return to London and finish with a fish-and-chips lunch in the quaint Tea Clipper pub near another great English institution — Harrods department store.

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to Windsor Castle, concluding at Harrods department store in London
  • Explore Windsor Castle independently, and see St George's Chapel and the State Apartments
  • Enjoy some free time in Windsor
  • Traditional English fish and chips lunch at the cozy Tea Clipper pub in Knightsbridge
  • Hotel pickup from centrally located London hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There's plenty of free time on this half-day getaway to explore Windsor and its phenomenal castle. Your tour finishes at the Tea Clipper, so you can relax and enjoy your lunch at leisure.

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What You Can Expect

Windsor Castle Tour from London with Lunch

Enjoy lunch at the Kensington Palace Orangery

Leave your central London hotel or a central meeting point by air-conditioned coach, and make the journey to the lovely town of Windsor, home to magnificent Windsor Castle.

As you travel, hear tales of this 1,000-year-old palace-fortress and how it ranks as the world’s oldest occupied castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it’s still used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a weekend residence and for state ceremonies. 

On arrival, head inside to explore independently. Stroll around the opulent chambers of the State Apartments, many adorned with paintings by Rembrandt and Canaletto, and learn how they have been home to 39 monarchs. See other highlights and be sure to visit the castle's St George’s Chapel, an echoing Gothic masterpiece that holds the tombs of 10 English monarchs, including the infamous Henry VIII.


Afterward, enjoy a little free time to stroll around Windsor town, set on the banks of the Thames River. Perhaps browse for souvenirs in the quaint shops and see the house where William Shakespeare is said to have penned his play The Merry Wives of Windsor.



After your visit to Windsor, drive back to London and arrive at the upscale neighborhood of Knightsbridge in the center of the city. Here, head inside the cozy Tea Clipper pub, located next door to the world-famous Harrods store, and sit down to a traditional, hearty English lunch of fish and chips. Your tour then ends here after your meal.

Please note: lunch may be taken at another pub or venue in central London.

Customer Reviews

otro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good choice to look around the most famous catle in UK without being in a hurry. Very interesting comments by Nick, thank you!

Jennifer B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Tour guide was excellent! Made the rainy day bright and sunny.

Noel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had a great time. Being able to visit the State Rooms in Windsor Castle was informative and an eye-opener. Viewing St.George's Chapel brought back memories of a visit in 1981 and also what I had forgotten. Good tour guide and nice to finish with a Fish and Chip lunch at the Tattersalls Inn.

cooperlambert

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

the begining of this tour started out shocking,the day before this tour i rang the tour operator and he said to be in the foyer of our hotel at 7.40am which we arrived at and the person that greeted us was rude and arrogant and told us we were late which i took offence to and later on the bus he said to everyone on board it was like rounding up stray cats and that the only good tourist was a dead one.we spoke to some americans on the bus and they said he was the same with them.after we transfered to our tour bus things changed dramatically and the tour was the best on our european tour,exceptional

Edward K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The Windsor Castle Tour was great. Our Tour guide kept us moving so we could see most everything in the castle and the church in the short amount of time allotted to us. Could have spent all day exploring the site. Our tour guide David kept us amused with his British dry sense of humor and his exaggerations and falsehoods. Overall he kept us entertained. The lunch stop after the tour was good.

Lisa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

David was an amazing guide! So many interesting stories and facts which made the tour that much more enjoyable and interesting. Wouldn't have been the same without him!
Lisa (Texas SUV and truck gal)

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Excellent Tour. I highly recommend it to first time travelers to England!

Roxann

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Lovely trip to the castle. Appreciated the extra hour this tour allowed; we were able to take our time. The fish n chips lunch at the pub was delightful!

Catherine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I would give this tour a 5 out of 5 for the venue alone. The castle and St. Georges chapel were in short amazing and I would even do it again. However we were on a time restriction and most people in my group were going on to Stonehenge and Bath etc. I was to wait an hour for another bus to take me back to London. Therefore I had plenty of time to look around. We had to wait so long to get into the castle that it really didn't allow very much time to look around. I felt very sorry for the others who waited patiently. There must be an easier way of moving people through the security checks.

calev53

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Excellent, Windsor was fantastic and Harrods lunch was brilliant and exceeded expectations. Highly recommended.

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